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Springside duo raise £500 on Moonwalk

Springside duo raise £500 on Moonwalk

Two members of the Springside Dental Practice team, Nicki Cousins and Nikki Chadwick, took part in the London Moonwalk in May 2014. With kind donations from patients and staff at Springside, and their family and friends, they raised over £500 for the charity Walk the Walk. Every year around 15,000 women, and a few men, walk a marathon route around London through the night wearing a decorated bra to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. It was a great night. Despite the predicted poor weather forecast, the rain held off and Nicki and Nikki managed to complete the course in 6 hours and 40 minutes.

In the four months prior to the event, they trained by completing one short walk, of about six miles, each week to build up their strength. They also walked a longer distance each week to build up their endurance levels. The longer walks increased gradually up to 20 miles by a fortnight prior to the Moonwalk. They also completed a 22 mile relaxed walk from Yeovil to Combe St Nicholas Football Club to raise money and awareness for motor neurone disease.